Samsunspor

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Samsunspor
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Full nameSamsunspor Kulübü Derneği [1]
Nickname(s)Kırmızı Şimşekler (The Red Lightning)
Founded30 June 1965;55 years ago (1965-06-30)
Ground Samsun Stadium, Samsun
Capacity33,919 [2]
PresidentYüksel Yıldırım
Head Coach Ertuğrul Sağlam
League TFF First League
2019–20 TFF Second League/White, 1st (promoted)
Website Club website

Samsunspor is a Turkish professional football club located in the city of Samsun. The club was formed through a merger of five clubs: 19 Mayıs, Akınspor, Fener Gençlik, Samsunspor, and Samsunspor Galatasaray. [3] The club colours are red and white, and they play their home matches at Samsun Stadium. [4]

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The club finished runners-up for the 2. Lig crown in 1968–69, but then yo-yoed between the top two divisions until 1993. The club competed in the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 1997 and 1998, and won the Balkans Cup in 1994.

History

First Years

Samsunspor stepped into professional leagues for the first time in the second football league, today's TFF First League in the 1965-66 season. The opponent of Samsunspor, who played the first professional league match on September 5, 1965, was Yeşildirek S.K.. Samsunspor won the match 1-0 with the goal scored by Nihat Serçeme. Thus Nihat made history as the player who scored Samsunspor's first league goal. In this first season of the league, Samsunspor became 5th in the White Group. [5] The club also competed in the Turkish Cup that year. They reached round two after defeating Güneşspor in the first round, but would go on to lose 2–1 to Petrolspor. [6] The following season was more successful, as the club placed second in the 2. Lig, six points behind champion Bursaspor. [7] In the Turkish Cup, the club reached the semi-finals, defeating Konyaspor, Adanaspor, Manisaspor, Galatasaray, and Fenerbahçe along the way. They met Göztepe in the semi-finals, eventually losing 5–2 on aggregate. Samsunspor finished second in the 2. Lig and were knocked out in the first round of the Turkish Cup in 1967–68. [8] [9]

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Samsun SK's classic home kit

The club earned their first promotion to the 1. Lig (Süper Lig) in 1969. They finished first in the Beyaz Grup (White Group) of the 2. Lig, six points ahead of runners-up Boluspor. Because there were two groups, the winners of each group played each other in a final game to decide the champion and the runner-up. Ankaragücü beat Samsunspor 1–0 in the final. [10] Samsunspor finished fifth in their first season in the 1. Lig, five points away from securing a spot in the Balkans Cup. The club finished with a record of eleven wins, nine draws, and ten losses, while scoring 24 goals and allowing 28. [11] Samsunspor finished tenth the following season and were knocked out of the first round of the Turkish Cup for the second year in a row. [12] [13] After competing in first tier for five seasons, Samsunspor completed the league in the 15th place with 24 points in the 1974-75 season and relegated to the 2nd Football League. Upon this, coach Basri Dirimlili was dismissed and Kamuran Soykıray was brought back to the team. 1975-76 Football League season Soykıray again made the club White Group leader and Samsunspor has moved to the First Football League. [14] In the same season, Samsunspor won Ministry of Youth and Sports Cup after Bursaspor II was defeated 2-1. [15]

Golden Ages

In the Mid-1980s, Samsunspor has achieved some of its major successes in the first tier of Turkish Football. After the promotion from second tier in 1984-85, Samsunspor finished First League at 3rd place with 33 goals scored by Tanju Çolak in 1985-86 season. [16] The next season, the club had one of the best season in its history. Ranking again 3rd in the league where Tanju Çolak scored 25 goals, the team rose to the semi-finals in the Federation Cup. [17] The next season, Samsunspor finished the league in fourth place and reached the final in the Turkish Cup. Until the cup final, Nevşehirspor, Uşakspor, Kocaelispor and MKE Ankaragücü were eliminated but lost to Sakaryaspor as a result of the two-legged final.

Accident

On 20 January 1989, while traveling to Malatya to face Malatyaspor, Samsunspor were involved in a bus accident. The accident killed three players, two coaches, and seriously injured seven other team members. Among the players killed were Mete Adanır and Muzaffer Badalıoğlu; Zoran Tomić fell into a coma for six months before dying in his native Yugoslavia. Manager Nuri Asan and the bus driver were also killed. Of the players who were injured, two continued playing. Emin Kar, captain of Samsunspor, was left paralyzed after the event. Fatih Uraz, then starting goalkeeper of Samsunspor and the Turkey national football team, broke a vertebra in his back. He made a return to football, but was unable to regain a starting place at either national or club level. [3] [18]

Promotions and Relegations

Samsunspor took place in the first tier again in the 1993-94 season and it was in the league continuously for thirteen seasons. The club finished the league at 5th position and run to semi-finals in Turkish Cup at their comeback season. In both 1994-95 and 1995-96 seasons Samsunspor finished the first League 8th place and run to semi-finals in Turkish Cup Again. [19] 1996-97 Season finished in the 9th place in the first managerial season of Gheorghe Mulțescu but played in the UEFA Intertoto Cup with a minor success. Samsunspor relegated from first tier, it's now Super Lig in 2005-06 season after finishing the league at 17th place. Between 2006 and 2011, Samsunspor competed in second tier now TFF First League until succeed a promotion after being a runner-up behind the league champion Mersin İdman Yurdu. Unfortunately, Samsunspor relegated again after a season in the first tier. In the 2017-18 season, the club relegated to the third tier, TFF Second League for the first time in its history.


European Competitions

Samsunspor competed in European competition for the first time in 1993. The club took part in the last edition of the Balkans Cup, defeating PFC Pirin Blagoevgrad before facing PAS Giannina in the final. The first leg took place in Greece, which Samsunspor won 3–0. The second leg took place in Turkey, where Samsunspor sealed the championship with a 2–0 win. [20] The club competed in the 1997 UEFA Intertoto Cup after finishing in ninth place. [21] They were drawn into Group 6 alongside Hamburger SV, FBK Kaunas, Leiftur Ólafsfjörður, Odense Boldklub. Samsunspor finished second with nine points and were unable to advance. [22] The club qualified for the Intertoto Cup again the following season. Drawn against Danish club Lyngby Boldklub, Samsunspor took a 3–0 lead in the first leg. The club faced a scare in the second leg, advancing by one goal on aggregate after losing the match 1–3. They faced English club Crystal Palace F.C. in the second round, beating the club four to nil on aggregate. Samsunspor were knocked out of the cup in the semi-finals after losing 6–0 at the hands of Werder Bremen. [23]

On the way back from an away match in February 2012, two players were injured when the team coach was struck by a train on a level crossing. [24]

Supporters

Samsunspor's main ultra group who go by the name, Şirinler (Smurfs) are well known for their ‘flare march’. Hundreds and sometimes thousands of Şirinler meet up at Çiftlik Avenue and walk to the 19 Mayis stadium with flares, turning the city red and creating an intense atmosphere. [25]

Current squad

As of 5 March 2020 [26]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.PositionPlayer
1 Flag of Turkey.svg GK Nurullah Aslan
2 Flag of Turkey.svg DF Caner Arıcı
5 Flag of Turkey.svg DF Ercan Yazıcı
6 Flag of Turkey.svg DF Yalçın Kılınç
7 Flag of Turkey.svg MF Guido Koçer
8 Flag of Turkey.svg MF Oğuz Gürbulak
14 Flag of Turkey.svg MF Kubilay Yavuz
15 Flag of Turkey.svg DF Recep Burak Yılmaz
18 Flag of Turkey.svg MF Muhsin Yıldırım
19 Flag of Turkey.svg FW Ahmethan Köse
No.PositionPlayer
20 Flag of Turkey.svg MF Gökhan Alsan
24 Flag of Turkey.svg MF Burak Çalık
35 Flag of Turkey.svg MF Ferhat Çulcuoğlu
40 Flag of Turkey.svg GK Ahmet Altın
55 Flag of Turkey.svg GK Furkan Köse
59 Flag of Turkey.svg DF Veli Çetin
89 Flag of Turkey.svg DF Erkam Reşmen
99 Flag of Turkey.svg FW Bahattin Köse
Flag of Montenegro.svg MF Vukan Savićević

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.PositionPlayer
Flag of Turkey.svg MF Muhammet Beşir(At Zonguldak Kömürspor until 30 June 2020)
Flag of Turkey.svg DF Erhan Kartal(At Altay SK until 30 June 2020)
Flag of Turkey.svg FW Onur Eris(At Sakaryaspor until 30 June 2020)
No.PositionPlayer
Flag of Turkey.svg DF Berat Boz(At Erbaaspor until 30 June 2020)
Flag of Turkey.svg FW Enes İslam İlkin(At Van Spor FK until 30 June 2020)

Seasons

Samsunspor

Honours

European Participations

UEFA Intertoto Cup :

SeasonRoundClubHomeAwayAggregate
1997 Group Stage Flag of Denmark.svg Odense 2–0N/A2nd
Flag of Lithuania.svg Kaunas N/A1–0
Flag of Iceland.svg Leiftur 3–0N/A
Flag of Germany.svg Hamburg N/A1–3
1998 2R Flag of Denmark.svg Lyngby 3–01–34–3
3R Flag of England.svg Crystal Palace 2–02–04–0
Semi-final Flag of Germany.svg Werder Bremen 0–30–30–6

Balkans Cup :

SeasonRoundClubHomeAwayAggregate
1987-88 Group Stage Flag of Bulgaria.svg Sliven 2–00–72nd
Flag of Greece.svg Iraklis Thessaloniki 6–13–4
SeasonRoundClubHomeAwayAggregate
1993-94 Semi-Final Flag of Bulgaria.svg Pirin Blagoevgrad 0–04–14-1
Final Flag of Greece.svg PAS Giannina 3–02–05-0

Managers

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